PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Temple Defeats Top 25 Team, Villanova Win Streak Ended
Games of November 1, 2014
TEMPLE OWLS – Overall 5 – 3, 3 – 2 American Athletic Conference
Result – Won 20 – 10 vs. #21/19 East Carolina University at the Linc
Temple 20 #21/19 ECU 10 – It was the first ever win at home against a ranked opponent for Temple. It was the first time that happened in Philadelphia when the Cherry and White defeated ECU 20 – 10.
The defense did its part by forcing 5 Pirates turnovers, all fumbles. Defensive end Praise Martin-Oguike was the conference Defensive Player of the Week finishing with 4 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and a blocked field goal for the Owls. Defensive back Tavon Young scored on a 63 yard fumble return. It was the 6th defensive touchdown for Temple this season. Linebacker Tyler Matakevich had 16 tackles.
On offense running back Kenneth Harper had 2 rushing touchdowns, 16 for his career tying him for 8th place on the Owls all-time list.
To read the full story view Temple Stops Nationally Ranked East Carolina 20 – 10
Next Game – November 7 vs. Memphis at The Linc
#7 VILLANOVA WILDCATS – Overall 7 – 2, 4 – 1 CAA
Result – Lost 10 – 9 at #13 Richmond
#13 Richmond 10 #4 Villanova 9 – A rainy day in Virginia helped to limit the offense. Each team scored a third quarter touchdown, but a missed extra point by Villanova proved to be the difference. Freshman kicker Steve Weyler put the Wildcats on the board first connecting on a 24 yard field goal. Richmond tied the score in the third quarter. Villanova responded with a 9 play, 75 yard drive capped by a touchdown pass from quarterback John Robertson to wide receiver Lincoln Collins with 8:10 to play in the period. The missed extra point left the Wildcats with a 9 – 3 lead. On the ensuing drive Spiders quarterback Michael Rocco scored on a 15 yard run. The point after ended the scoring.
Villanova gained just 253 yards of offense, their lowest output since being limited to 244 yards at Old Dominion in 2011. Robertson was 12 of 25 for 139 yards and a touchdown and an interception, which came on a third and goal from the 7 yard line. He moves into 5th place in school history in career passing yards.
The seven game winning streak for the Wildcats comes to an end.
Next Game – November 8 vs. Towson at Villanova Stadium
PENN QUAKERS – Overall 1 –6, Ivy League 1 – 3
Result – Lost 21 – 13 vs. Brown at Franklin Field
Brown 21 Penn 13 – The University of Pennsylvania fell behind early and could not catch up in the rain. Penn dropped their third Ivy League game this season. Penn senior Spencer Kulcsar finished with 14 catches, one shy of the school record, for 103 yards to lead the offense. Running back Adam Strouss scored a rushing touchdown. Quarterback Alex Torgersen threw a 22 yard touchdown pass to Justin Watson, his first career scoring reception. Torgersen went 30 – 47 for 252 yards and one touchdown. Defensive Back Evan Jackson set a career mark with 17 tackles for the Red and Blue. Seth Rosenbauer had 214 all-purpose yards for Brown.
Next Game – November 8 at Princeton
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